FC 1, TC 5, PH 7.2, CH 370, TA 70, CYA 8, Phosphates 1000, Copper .09, Iron 0, TDS 1050
Hi! I will start from the beginning. We opened this year with a clear pool. The pool is only one year old. We just moved here this spring, so it is our first year with it. We got everything balanced and went to easy pool after it was suggested by the pool company (Yes, we now know that was not a good decision!!!). We followed easy pool instructions and after about the third week, the water smelled like a pond. Two day after that, it turned green. Now this wasn't a pond scum green, but a pretty minty green. We did what the pool company told us to do. We treated for metals, shocked with easy pool, shocked with chlorine, put a filter treatment in . . . After it got extremely cloudy, it slowly cleared up. But it was still minty green and clear. My husband looked over your website and bought a taylor test kit and is converting the pool to the BBB system. It is ten days since easy pool was added. We have shocked it several times with chlorine and it is blue and clear. We think it is the normal color it should be. Since shocking has not gotten rid of the combined chlorine, we don't know where to go from here. Our chlorine results are from the DPD test, but we have ordered the FAS. Also, before we put in the easy pool we had a CYA of 100. Where did it go? We are afraid to add any, since we don't know if the easy pool has locked it up or something similar. We will really appreciate your help. We want to enjoy the pool, not worry about it. You have a terrific website that has been a great help already. Also . . . there was nothing easy about easy pool. Thanks.